When I import text from Word into Indesign CS6 the bullets keeps converting to "middle dot". How do I fix this without having to select each bulleted list and manually changing it?
Import options doesn't work. When I've done that, the bullets convert to squares/non-character symbol.
Also, find and replace does not work. It will not find the middle dot even if i type in the GID code or the UNIcode. The only way that I've found to fix this is to manually select each set of bulleted list and go into "bullets and numbering" and delete all characters except the bullet.
I've imported text like this for years, this started happening when we updated to Indesign CS6.
anthor workaround: apply [number] style in MS document and [number] style on indesign, when place the file you can change the MS style to indesign style via Style Mapping on the MS Import Options.
We have several styles setup, we've been doing this for a few years, now. This just started happening where it decides to change the bullet. I've tried going into both the Word styles and the Indesign paragraph and character styles, but nothing has worked so far.
What paragraph style is applied when you import? When I place the document (control d in Windows) a Normal+ paragraph style is created based on the Word Style. When I hover the cursor over the style I can see a "World Imported List Style1". Is that what you see?
copy the character you want in the text and then paste it in the find&chage box.
this is not a CS6 fault, can happen with almost any CS, maybe is a OS issue, or Word-ID compatibility, i don't know, i've fixed with the find&change method or by deleting the imported bullet and using the bullet and numbering option of the paragraph styles
I'm trying to go thru these steps with you, but it's not allowing me to highlight the ms styles. Maybe because they already have the exact same name. We (the editorial/ms & art depts./indesign) have named our styles the same so that the document takes on the art styles automatically at import. Like I said before, this just became a problem. I've never had to "style map" before.
The editorial is windows and the art dept is on mac. Could be a font issue occuring between the two platforms...
The bulleted lists are importing like the first attachement, but should look like the second image, after I click the 'clear overrides' or delete the middle dot on 'bullets and numbers' menu.
in don't have a pc at hand to try to replicate, (gladly my editorial dpt work with macs too)
but more questions maybe can help.
how the bullets look in the MS Word?
What is the font in the Word and the font in the InDesign?
ttf, otf or postcript?